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Patriots Daily: Divisional Round Set; Falcons Interview Belichick

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick interviews for NFL head coach vacacncy

With yesterday’s final two “Super Wildcard Weekend” games, the NFL’s Divisional Round of the playoffs is now set. Monday saw the Buffalo Bills eliminate the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-17. This means the top four seeds in the AFC have all advanced. Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers dominated the Philadelphia Eagles from start to finish, winning 32-9.

Next weekend’s playoff games will feature:

Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens
Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills
Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions

The Packers were the lone road team to win over the weekend, knocking off the Dallas Cowboys 48-32.

Also making news yesterday was the announcement from the Atlanta Falcons that they have interviewed former New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick for their vacant head coaching job. Belichick has been strongly linked to Atlanta, even before his tenure in New England had officially come to an end. However, this does not make his hiring imminent. There are still seven open head coach jobs in the NFL, with potentially more on the way after some playoff eliminations over the weekend.

Also in today’s Patriots Daily…

New England Patriots

Patriots Football Now – Six Defensive Coordinator Candidates for Jerod Mayo

Patriots Football Now – Second Look: 2024 New England Patriots Offense

NFL News – Head Coach Openings

AP News – Jim Harbaugh interviews with Chargers for head coach opening

Commanders Wire – Ben Johnson is reportedly Commanders top choice for head coach

ESPN – Falcons request permission to interview Antonio Pierce for head coaching job

New York Post – Giants Mike Kafka to interview for Seahawks coaching job

Cat Cave – What can the Panthers do to convince Ben Johnson?

Pro Football Talk – Raiders to interview Leslie Frazier for head coach

Titans Wire – Titans to interview Cowboys DC Dan Quinn for HC vacancy

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Fun Fact of the Day

The NFL record for most career touchdown receptions by an offensive lineman is four, shared by three players:

Anthony Munoz, Bengals (HOF)
Donald Penn, Buccaneers/Raiders
Joe Valerio, Chiefs

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